She's sort of guaranteeing her project an expiration date and loss of novelty.
One aspect of her project... but that's true of anything that tries to incorporate interactivity. It doesn't mean the effort is wasted. That's the nice thing about exploring this side of music distribution... If the music is there, we all know that's the thing that will persist and transcend whatever it was packaged with. The rest can be a temporary vessel used to solidify our relationship to that moment in time when it was released. It sounds cheap to try and articulate it as a way to preemptively facilitate our nostalgia for the initial point of contact... but I think there is some value to that.
i dig the new tune... i wish she would dive back into her really orchestral weird side... but this sounds better than Volta.
It's lovely but... a tad underwhelming? I kind of agree that it sounds like a Vespertine B-side with the obvious exception of those last 20 secs or so. I guess it's a bit much to expect her to reinvent her sound on every release. New Bjork is always a reason to celebrate.
Last night's set list. Lots of new songs. Surprised that she closed with Declare Independence (although that's my favorite song of that LP). One Day! (wonder if there was a flute player again):
It’s Not Up to You
Where is the Line*
All is Full of Love
*I might have had to take a pee break for this one...this song freaks me the fuck out.